The East Baldy Trail starts at Phelps Cabin Trailhead, located 4 miles south of the Sheep Crossing Trailhead on forest road 273. The trailhead is well marked.
The East Baldy Trail runs along the east fork of the Little Colorado River through a lush meadow for about a mile. Then, it enters a thick and shady forest and climbs up some switchbacks to a ridge. Then the trail opens up and meanders through some very cool looking rock formations before re-entering the forest.
The trail connects with the West Baldy Trail at a saddle point next to Mount Thomas. The trail from here to the top of Mount Baldy is on reservation land, and closed to non-tribal members.
You can descend the same way or continue down the West Baldy Trail to hike the loop.
No gear required. The trail is well marked and well maintained.
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